One Mad Dog

[War Stories, Vol 2.] – (Garth Ennis, David LLoyd, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra, Gary Erskine)
May 26, 2010, 5:19 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Carlos Ezquerra, David Lloyd, Garth Ennis, Gary Erskine, Kam Kennedy
J for Jenny – (David Lloyd) – I am not a huge fan of David LLoyd’s artwork but it seems to fit this story well. This is an excellent war story that explores the horrors of WW2 bombing raids through the eyes of a British Lancaster crew. There is much conflict between the crew and just a bit of insanity. Satisfying read and pretty thought provoking.
The Reivers – (Cam Kennedy) – I am always partial to SAS stories so I enjoyed this desert tale. A good old light hearted yarn with great artwork, witty dialogue and well timed pacing. Cam Kennedy’s art style has a certain 2000AD look to it which isnt suprising. I enjoyed his work on Rogue trooper.
Condors War – (Carlos Ezquerra) – I didnt really enjoy this story at all. It was really just one long politcal rant. Carlos Ezquerra’s art was good though but the story left me cold.
Archangel – (Gary Erskine) – A really good story about a paranoid RAF pilot protecting a convoy from a catapult launched aircraft. Classic Garth Ennis without any of the usual swearing or violence. This is the best story in the book. The artwork is also top rate in this story. Gary Erskine has a huge talent for drawing WW2 air battles.
A great collection with some nice extras explaining the background of the stories. Typical Vertigo cheap paper [ISBN 1-4012-1039-2]. 7/10

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